SB 508 – California

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2017
Link: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB508

Medi-Cal: dental health: This bill would authorize the department, no sooner than July 1, 2019, and to the extent that federal financial participation is available and any necessary federal approvals have been obtained, to authorize a Dental Health Collaboration Pilot Program for Medi-Cal beneficiaries enrolled in Medi-Cal managed care health plans that serve the County of Riverside, the County of San Bernardino, or both of those counties, using a hybrid collaboration model that coordinates the efforts of participating health plans, dental managed care plans, and the department. The bill would authorize the department to undertake specified activities in support of the pilot program, such as providing technical assistance to participating health plans and dental managed care plans and providing an innovative payment structure, including payment incentives, that facilitates the pilot program’s health and dental objectives. The bill would require participating health plans and dental managed care plans to collaborate with each other and would require a dental managed care plan to collaborate with the department on the design and implementation of the pilot program for an operating period of up to 5 years. The bill would require participating health plans and dental managed care plans to, among other things, deliver Denti-Cal services to participating beneficiaries, engage in specified beneficiary outreach activities, and coordinate patient care. The bill would authorize a participating dental managed care plan to implement and demonstrate innovative payment methods, including incentive payments.

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